More speed, more possibilities - 5G connectivity
A 5G connection is your gateway to new possibilities. More than just fast, 5G is highly responsive with low latency and high bandwidth. You can stream, download or upload high quality large files as 4K videos and full resolution images in just a few seconds without hassle.
Professional technology from Alpha cameras
There’s never been a smartphone camera that can capture shots like the Xperia 1 II. It was co-developed with the engineers behind the latest Alpha 9 series cameras renowned for its industry-leading autofocus technology. The Xperia 1 II features RAW support4, Eye Autofocus which now works on both humans and animals, and an interface re-designed with new manual controls complimented with a hardware shutter button, all to meet the demands of professional photographers.
Outstanding ZEISS quality in your Xperia
ZEISS optics calibrated specifically for your Xperia smartphone. The ZEISS T coating contributes to exquisite rendering and contrast by reducing reflections.
Capture the previously impossible with up to 20fps AF/AE
The Xperia 1 II can capture moments that no other smartphone can. With up to 20fps continuous burst shooting complete with autofocus and auto exposure, you can capture hundreds of moments in seconds and with the speed of 5G, you can simply upload and back up everything.
Up to 60 times per second continuous AF/AE calculation
Stay focused, no matter what’s happening in front of you. The Xperia 1 II continuously calculates autofocus and exposure up to 60 times per second. And with new algorithms for AF precision and performance, you’ll get clear, in-focus shots of even fast-moving scenes.
The sensor designed for speed
Focus fast in any condition – day or night – with our innovative camera system. A Dual Photo Diode sensor8 delivers spectacularly fast and accurate focusing. With an autofocus system featuring a total of 247 phase-detection AF points covering nearly 70% of the sensor, AF acquisition is achieved in just 0.03 seconds. And with an innovative 3D iToF (indirect Time-of-Flight) sensor for low light shooting, you’ll get precision focusing, whatever the condition. It all comes together on the large 1/1.7” Exmor RS™ for Mobile imaging sensor with BIONZ X™ for Mobile engine, to deliver speed and incredible photos.
Experience Real-time Eye AF – for humans and animals
Capture stunning portraits of both people and animals with the sparkle and liveliness of perfect Eye Autofocus.
Eye Autofocus for every situation
Not every shot is a full profile with both eyes of your subject looking at the camera. Even when one eye is covered, or another object passes in front of your subject, the Xperia 1 II will still find the eye and focus fast.
Fast focus, even in low light situations
In scenes where light is low or limited, you’ll still enjoy fast autofocus, even when your subject is moving, thanks to three powerful technologies working together: a 3D iToF sensor, the BIONZ X™ for Mobile engine, and the large Exmor RS™ for Mobile sensor.
Discover Photography Pro – inspired by Alpha
With the Xperia 1 II you’ll find the controls usually found on professional cameras. You can choose automatic settings or manually control ISO, shutter speed, white balance and more, then output to RAW (.DNG) with an interface that’s inspired by Alpha cameras.
Choose the focal length for the right shot
For true creative freedom, the Xperia 1 II has three lenses in versatile focal lengths: 16mm, 24mm and 70mm. The optics are high-class ZEISS quality for creative shots as intended.
Works with Sony's Alpha cameras
The Xperia 1 II is the perfect companion for Sony's Alpha cameras. Use your Xperia as a remote display and control your settings and photos wirelessly with the Imaging Edge™ Mobile app.
Cinematography Pro "powered by CineAlta" – 21:9 movie recording
Record movies with the similar parameters and colour settings as the professionals. Expertise from our Digital Cinema Camera engineers, Look colour management pre-sets, 21:9 ratio, 4K HDR and 24fps, give you the tools you need. And with a 5G connection you can share what you’ve just recorded in seconds.
Professional Look colour management pre-sets
With eight different colour settings you can bring the mood of different cinema styles to your videos.
21:9 CinemaWide™ 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display
Enjoy movies as the creators intended and experience a cinematic aspect ratio with a 21:9 CinemaWide 6.5” 4K HDR OLED display. The new Motion blur reduction technology reduces the in-between frame lag for a clearer image quality. Coupled with Dolby Atmos® sound, it’s a viewing experience without compromise.
Professional level colour reproduction
Inspired by Master Monitor colour reproduction from Sony’s professional technologies, used in leading Hollywood studio productions, now you can experience unprecedented colour accuracy with Creator mode powered by CineAlta” to bring content to life exactly as it was envisioned, including Netflix series and films.
Everything you watch, remastered to perfection
The X1™ for mobile engine brings BRAVIA HDR remaster technology to everything you watch. Even streaming content will have more contrast, colour and clarity.
The sound of the cinema – Dolby Atmos® tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment
Watching a movie with Dolby Atmos® is an immersive experience, with multi-dimensional sound flowing above and around you. Now you can experience Dolby Atmos® sound tuned in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment with wired and wireless headphones, or the true front stereo speakers.
Hear music as it was meant to be heard
Drawing on our expertise both in audio hardware and music entertainment, the Xperia 1 II has been engineered to deliver a truly authentic listening experience with the audio tuned in collaboration with Sony Music Entertainment.
So immersive. So real. Experience 360 Reality Audio
Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.
Made for 360 Reality Audio
The Xperia 1 II was designed for 360 Reality Audio with unique hardware decoding to optimise sound quality when listening to music on TIDAL. TIDAL is a global music streaming and entertainment platform with over 60 million songs and more than 250,000 videos from your favourite artists. The partnership between Xperia and TIDAL allows new Xperia 1 II users to access TIDAL’s “HiFi” tier with a free 3-month trial.
Hear it all with true front stereo speakers
The stereo speakers in the Xperia 1 II are placed at the front of the phone, for powerful, balanced true stereo sound.
A better audio experience – wired or wireless
Use the 3.5mm audio jack or connect wirelessly – the choice is yours. The sound technology in the Xperia 1 II was supervised by audio experts so you get better stereo separation, a natural soundspace whether you’re listening to your own music or streaming – even 360 Reality Audio.
Hear more from each channel with a 3.5mm jack
We’ve improved the audio separation on the 3.5mm audio jack for clearer left and right audio channels. Significant audio tuning reduced signal noise to an imperceptible 20dB – over 90% lower than conventional headphone connections.
With High-Resolution Audio or High-Resolution Audio Wireless and LDAC you can hear music with dynamics and detail that beat even CD quality. It reproduces the full range of sound, so you hear it just as the artists intended.
Upscale everything you listen to with DSEE Ultimate
DSEE Ultimate was created to improve the quality of all digital music utilising AI to automatically improve audio frequency and dynamic range in real-time. Both high and low ranges are improved taking each track close to High-Resolution Audio quality. It works with wired or wireless headphones, on local files and even streaming services.
Level up your gaming
Enjoy an unrestricted view of the action on a 21:9 CinemaWide™ display. The new Motion blur reduction technology reduces the in-between frame lag for a clearer image quality. And with 5G you can download games faster. In addition, you can enjoy an optimised Call of Duty Mobile gaming experience as a result of a collaboration with Qualcomm® Snapdragon Elite Gaming™.
Game enhancer - play better and share more
Experience improved gameplay with enhanced touch panel for accurate control. Share your gameplay with screen recording or screenshots. Focus on your game by blocking notifications, or search for online tips to master any given challenge. Everything is easily accessible while you are playing.
High performance gaming
In Performance mode you can maximise the touch response speed and frame rate for improved gameplay. You can also choose the battery life mode to extend playtime.
All the speed you need
With 5G and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and the latest Qualcomm Mobile Platform and battery technologies – the Xperia 1 II sets a new bar for smartphone performance.
Experience the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform
The Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 5G Mobile Platform and the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF system empowers you to game, capture, cross-task and connect like you never thought possible, with staggering multi-gigabit 5G speeds and improved performance from a 25% faster CPU and GPU than on the previous model.